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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting with wife. Rooms very nice and clean. Nature around is breathtaking. Host and his super chef wife amazing. Giving excellent advice on hiking, and what to do in Ireland. If you get a chance to try the John Dory in restaurant, go for it! Also giving out rowing boat and fishing gear for free. Best of all: wifi sucks,...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Truls J, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra and Ireland by hiking, rowing, and fishing. I passed on your compliments to my parents, Neil and Katy. I also passed on your compliments to the rest of the kitchen team, highlighting the John Dory. It would be a pleasure to...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently took an 11-day Driftwood Tour of Ireland and spent our last night at the Gougane Barra Hotel. We'd stayed a variety of fine hotels throughout the trip, but this charming, lakeside spot will always be my favorite. Our guide had told us how the hotel had been family-run for generations and that the food and...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jan F, Thank you for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed the views from your room. At the time of your review, I passed on your compliments to the kitchen team on the food. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Driftwood Tour. It would be a pleasure to welcome...

Dublin Ireland
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Having been to Gougane Barra many times over the years we decided it was time to stay in the hotel. We got the last room available on a Wednesday and whilst we were a bit concerned there was no need. The room was excellent, spacious with a beautiful view up the valley. The food was superb and the view from...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EAM01, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your room and its views. I'm also delighted that you enjoyed the food and the view from our restaurant. At the time of your review, I passed on your compliments to the kitchen team. I'm happy too that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra by hillwalking....

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

An old hotel celebrating 80 years of providing hospitality, we chose it to celebrate our anniversary. It did not disappoint. While it is old fashioned, the proprietors have kept the standards up and gave us a room which was impeccably clean and well appointed. It had not one but two windows with views of the lake and oratory. A nice...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Smaca, Thank you for your review. Firstly, congratulations on your anniversary! I'm glad that you enjoyed your room and its views. At the time of your review, I passed on your compliments to the kitchen team and restaurant team on the food (highlighting the cheese board) and the service. I also passed on your compliments to my parents, the...

County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 16 August 2016

In this well-sited, bright and airy dining room, with a great view of the ancient chrch and lake, we were treated to a magnificent meal, food and service combined. I dined on an exquisite half-duck, impeccably prepared with a fruity sauce. The wine selection was broad, and we selected an excellent Malbeck for about €22.00. After the meal, a walk...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonnokinsella, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the view from our dining room. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the food and service. At the time of your review, we passed on your compliments to the kitchen team and the restaurant team, highlighting the duck course. I'm also happy that you got the chance to explore...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lovely spot, very relaxing and unique location with a sense that it is a throw back to a time since past. The food was spectacular and worth the stay in itself. The accommodations were dated by modern standards (paper thin walls, rattling door and poor bed). I would return but perhaps not overnight. The pint wasn't the best.

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dan871948, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you thought your visit was relaxing and that you enjoyed the food. Our hotel is an older building and we try our best to continuously update it, with more refurbishment currently underway as we are closed for the season. At the time of your review, we passed on your feedback. Thank...

County Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is where time stands still, there is no hectic pace here, it is about natural beauty, peace and tranquility. It holds on to these attributes not withstanding the arrival of cars and buses...all remains calm. One's eye is drawn to the lake and the church but then the hotel; a perfect setting for a perfect soujourn. Gougane Barra hotel...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pippin915, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your room, the view from your room and the food. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team here. What a great compliment that you enjoy being at our hotel from the moment you step through the front door to the last...

Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 7 August 2016

After many attempts managed to book for Sunday lunch...memorable location sitting at a table looking out over the lake which is one of my favourite spots in Ireland. Great food with choice of two or three courses and a very good wine list, friendly relaxed service with no pressure to eat up and move on. Could have sat there all...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ExpatKL88, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the food, the wine list, the value and the service here at Gougane Barra Hotel. I printed your review and it is now hanging up on the noticeboard in the kitchen so that your compliments are passed on to the rest of the team here. It would...

County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 August 2016

What a treat we enjoyed on the Friday of the August bank holiday weekend. We really enjoyed a smashing meal with of course the stunning scenery of Gougane Barra before Theatre by the Lake. The hotel just has that charm of its own with such lovely staff. We cannot stop talking about our experience since. here s only one way...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pkofarrell, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the scenery, our service, food and your experience of Theatre by the Lake. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team here at Gougane Barra Hotel. We look forward to solving your dilemma and welcoming you back, Jane.

Cork
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Another fantastic event,saw the Big Fella. Ideal situation for really relevant plays.This is a fantastic summer event in ideal surroundings on the banks of the lake in view of the Oratory. Nice pre event drinks in Cronins café and interval break in the hotel.

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin F, Thank you for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that enjoyed your experience of Theatre by the Lake, I will pass on your compliments. I hope that you get the chance to return to Gougane Barra soon. Jane.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gougane Barra Hotel is situated in a uniquely magical unspoilt lakeside location in the mountains of West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. Our 25 bedroom family run, seasonal hotel is renowned for its genuine old-fashioned hospitality, has a reputation for really good food, has a cosy friendly bar and sitting rooms overlooking St. Finbarr’s oratory. We have bikes and rowing boats and are just 1 kilometre from the National Forest Park. It’s waiting… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Hotel

Address: Gougane Barra | Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary > Gougane Barra
Price Range: ₹ 7,696 - ₹ 9,391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyH70, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles chrisbevan44, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay at hotel - just the tea rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 691paulineg, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles Jonnokinsella, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are two floors to the hotel & our ideal room is, of course 'a room with a view' those to the front & left hand side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Pippin915, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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